Yep, you read that right, legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is tipping his former club’s arch-rivals, Liverpool, to win this season’s Premier League title race.
Fergie would win an amazing 13 Premier League titles during his time at Old Trafford, and once famously claimed that his biggest challenge as United boss was ‘knocking Liverpool right off their f**king perch.’
By the time the 77-year-old retired in 2013 Manchester United had won 20 league titles, overtaking Liverpool’s long-held record of 18 top flight crowns.
However, it now seems the Scotsman is resigned to Liverpool collecting league title number 19 next month.
The Anfield outfit are currently embroiled in one of the most fascinating title races in years with Man City, with both sides setting a ferocious pace at the top of the table.
Arguably City’s toughest remaining fixture is their trip to Old Trafford to face United in the Manchester Derby on April 24th and according to former Stoke striker Jonathon Walters, Fergie has admitted to his former player Phil Bardsley that he reckons Pep Guardiola’s side will drop points in that game and hand the title to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
“I was chatting with Phil Bardsley and I’m gonna drop a name here, he was sat with Sir Alex Ferguson,” Walters told the BBC’s Football Daily Podcast.
“He sat with him and he thinks Liverpool are gonna win it. He thinks Liverpool because he thinks United will get something out of the City game.”